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Would you consider anorexia that's 5'3" and 77.5 lbs severe? i know most severe ones are between bmi 9-12 i'm not i'm at 13

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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
BMI of 13 dangerous: Whatever label one might put on it, a BMI of 13 is dangerous. Anorexia nervosa is very serious. Young women die from it all the time. Please get help with this life-threatening condition. There's nothing more tragic than an otherwise healthy young woman literally starving herself to death because of deranged body image. Please do not minimize or rationalize this. Get help. Your life is at stake.
Last updated Jul 25, 2015

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